Negotiation And Settlement Of Disputes: Ethical Issues for All Attorneys

Program Number: 2807

Program Date: 02/08/2018

Description

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Ethics issues abound in the negotiation and settlement of disputes, and can lead to the undoing of agreements, disciplinary charges and even claims of malpractice. In this program for all attorneys, Steve Bennett addresses practical issues in negotiation and settlement, such as the basic question: “who is the client?”, questions of “puffery” in negotiation, bad faith, threats, and other questionable behaviors, and the ethical issues that arise therefrom.
Model Rules discussed include:
Rule 1.2: Duty of consultation
Rule 1.4: Duty to keep client informed
Rule 4.1: False statements
Rule 8.4: Dishonesty
Ethics opinions discussed include:
ABA Opinion 06-329
ABCNY Formal Op. 2017-3
Florida Bar v. Rodriguez, 959 So.2d 150 (Fla. 2007)
In re J.T. Thorpe, Inc. (Mandelbrot v. J.T. Thorpe Settlement Trust), No. 15-56430 (9th Cir. 2017)

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - Experienced Attorneys Only, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, including 1.0 Ethics credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit

State Program Numbers

1.0 General CLE credit, including 1.0 Ethics credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

Presenters


Steven C. Bennett, Esq., Park Jensen Bennett LLP

Park Jensen Bennett LLP

Steven C. Bennett, Esq., a partner at Park Jensen Bennett LLP, focuses on complex domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, including bankruptcy, construction, corporate governance, data security, energy, privacy, real estate and other matters. Mr. Bennett gained extensive trial experience during six years at the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he served as Chief of the Tax and Bankruptcy Unit, and nearly twenty years as a partner in a major international law firm. He is a founding member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on International Data Security and Disclosure Issues; and a member of the E-Discovery Committee, New York State Bar Association; the Dispute Resolution Committee, New York State Bar Association; and the Editorial Advisory Committee, American Law Institute, among others. Mr. Bennett, an adjunct professor (Conflicts of Law) at Hofstra Law School, frequently speaks and writes on legal ethics, e-discovery, litigation, ADR and related issues.

 

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